February 2008

Green Initiatives Gain Attention From Government CIOs

But environmental issues still get low priority unless political leaders are vocal proponents of change.

The 2008 Public CIO Survey

Public-sector CIOs name IT alignment, security as top priorities.

IT Work Force Shortage Forces Government to Change Recruiting Methods

CIOs alter work environments to attract young IT workers to government and retain them.

Public-Private Partnership Improves Case Management for Workers Comp Agencies

Workers comp agencies partner with software vendor to develop new case management solution.

Effective IT Controls Ease Computing, Communications and Security Concerns

Public CIOs Develop Manual and Automated Processes to Improve Services and Build Trust.

Enterprise GIS Strategies Strengthen Government Operations

CIOs elevate GIS in government through coordinated and cooperative approaches.

Virtualization Saves Money and Energy by Eliminating Physical Servers

CIOs turn to server virtualization for more space in the server room.

Telework Helps Virginia and Arizona Recruit and Retain Employees

Government telework strategies also strengthen continuity of operations.


Leaving the Drive Behind

Leaving the Drive Behind


Questioning the Wisdom of IT Critics

The number and influence of outsiders who criticize IT is growing.

The Futurist

Web 2.0 and Social Networking Ideas for Government CIOs

Online communities can improve social services and other government programs.

Book Review

The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

Reviewed by Paul W. Taylor, chief strategy officer, Center for Digital Government